Thursday, April 18, 2024

Crossing my fingers................

 How sad is it that I'm looking for it to rain.  The river level is at the low point for running trips and there isn't much in the forecast to bring the level up.  I'm just hoping it doesn't drop more and they have to cancel trips this weekend.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

It was nice............

 Forecast shows we'll have rain the next few days and won't see the sun much before Sunday afternoon.  It was nice to have a day of warmth and sun today.  River is holding on and this rain should keep the level up for rafting this weekend.  You can check the water level at this site Moose River at Mckeever NY - USGS Water Data for the Nation

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Need some............

 Just checked the river level and we're going to need some rain this week or they may not be rafting the Moose this weekend.  How things have changed over the years.  Thirty years ago there was six or more rafting companies running the Moose in the spring and now we're down to one.  One of the companies was Eastern River out of Maine.  They would move their operation to Old Forge for four weeks just to run the class five rapids.

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Sled is all tucked away............

 Got my sled back from Don's, it's all serviced and ready to go for next year.  Had to replace a wheel and slides.  Besides that everything was all good.

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Was it?

 Watch the time lapse for the top of McCauley and give me your thoughts.  It almost looks like there was some snow mixed in with the rain for a short time.

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

We got it............

Had enough rain to bring the river up.  More about that in the video.  Our kids are back to school next week.  So, there should be a little more action going on around town to watch in the video.

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Got enough...........

We've had enough rain over the last day or so for the rafting trips to be a go this weekend.    It won't be at a crazy level, but it will be a fun ride.  I have seen years when pieces of ice the size of a small car floating down the river with the rafts.  Now that's at the crazy level!

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Cut short again.............

 Can you believe it, we didn't get the half inch of rain predicted for today. Maybe we'll get the 3/4 of it predicted for Friday.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Normal April.............

We're back to normal April weather with cloudy days and liquid coming from the sky.  Last weekends rafting trip was canceled due to lack of water in the river.  I'm hoping we get enough rain the next few days to get this week's trip in.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Spring for a day................

The grandkids enjoyed the day riding bikes and playing in the sand box.  But that will be coming to an end for the next week with R predicted 9 out of 10 days.

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Monday, April 8, 2024

It's still break..........

 Our kids don't get much of a break from school in February like most areas.  Most of us work at or own a business and can't take time off during snowmobile season.  So in April the kids get two weeks off and they are still on spring break from school.  It was busy in town the last few days but starting tommorrow it's back to a ghost town.

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

Please one more..............

 Please mother nature can we have one more day like today for the eclipse on Monday!  Ken picked up a new toy.  I haven't seen one like this before.  I have to say it's pretty silk.

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

One word days are over...............

 I set an alarm for 2:45pm this afternoon to check where the sun will be and where will be a good viewing point for the eclipse.  It went off and for the life on me I couldn't remember why I set it.  I sure do miss the days when you wrote down just one word as a reminder to do something.

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No power..........

 Sorry about no post yesterday.  Power went out at 1:15pm from a bus crash in Otter Lake.  Didn't come back on till 10:45pm.  More about it here: (14) Oneida County Emergency Dispatch | Facebook

Here are some pics for those of you that aren't on facebook.







Thursday, April 4, 2024

Cross your fingers..............

 Ok so they didn't get the forecast correct for the snow totals.  Not anything new for this winter.  But cross your fingers for us that they get it correct for Monday.  They're expected to have around 100,000 people in the area for the eclipse.   Just think how happy all those people will be if it's cloudy and R coming out of the sky.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Right on the money.......................

 If you want to call it that.  If I remember correctly, we should have seen a good shot of snow this evening and so far, we have a quarter of an inch at best.  What we do have isn't really snow it's more of a sleet.  We have gotten some good blast of wind and the power has flickered a few times this evening.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

How much.................

 WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and mixed precipitation possible. Total snow
accumulations of 5 to 10 inches and ice accumulations of around
one tenth of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 to
60 mph, especially in the northern Berkshires.

* WHERE...The northern Berkshires of western Massachusetts,
northern Herkimer County, northern Fulton County, the Saratoga
Glens Falls area, Helderbergs, Schoharie Valley and eastern
Catskills of eastern New York.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Strong
winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Mixed precipitation will change to snow
Wednesday evening. Snow will then become heavy at times into
Thursday. Maximum snowfall rates could exceed one inch per hour
at times.

Storm watch still has us getting a fair amount of snow.  Will this be the forecast that is on the money?  I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it to come true.  Something else to factor in is the amount of R they are calling for before it changes over to snow.  The ground is going to be soaked, so how much snow will melt before it starts to stick.

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Monday, April 1, 2024

There dropping..........

 WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and mixed precipitation possible. Total snow
accumulations of 7 inches or greater and ice accumulations of a
light glaze possible. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph,
especially in the southern Green Mountains and northern
Berkshires.

* WHERE...The western and southern Adirondacks, Schoharie Valley,
Helderbergs and eastern Catskills in eastern New York, the
northern Berkshires in western Massachusetts, and all of
southern Vermont.

Like always the snow totals are dropping. The 8" on Weather Underground has gone away and we're down to 4".

Let's see who is paying attention and can tell me what's missing in the video?

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